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Latvian President may not announce PM candidate this week

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAfter holding meetings with political parties, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis may express support to Unity taking the initiative to form the new government, according to politicians.

It may be possible because of Unity’s publicly known readiness to do so. In addition, the Union of Greens and Farmers and the National Alliance both agree that Unity should propose a candidate for the aforementioned post.

It is also possible the President may mark the main problematic matters that require immediate solutions. Based on Vejonis’ announcement, it will be possible to conclude which criteria PM candidates will have to measure up to.

In relation to Unity leader Solvita Aboltina’s chances of becoming Latvia’s Prime Minister, politicians say the first step would be to acquire support from the entire Unity faction.

In relation to news about the four potential candidates from UGF, politicians of the party said the number may be larger than the publicly announced digit. Aside from Janis Duklavs, other potential candidates from UGF include Uldis Augulis and Dana Reizniece-Ozola.

UGF representatives explain their support for the National Alliance with purely ideological standpoint – that the coalition should consist of centric national parties. It is also noted that Unity and the National Alliance both have mutual disagreements, so these two parties should come together to resolve everything.

Some politicians have said they wish there was more time provided to the compilation of the government declaration in order to avoid often-made mistakes. What is meant by this is avoiding situations when rushed review of government plan includes poorly discussed and practically impossible objectives. It would be far more important to use methods provided by multiple work groups. Nevertheless, it is too soon to speak about the creation of a government declaration.


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